Career In Indian Defense Services

Indian Armed Forces offer excellent career  opportunities to an aspirant after passing 10+2 or equivalent.

SSB Tests: Tests at the SSB's are aimed at assessing the qualities such as alertness, courage, co-operation, decisiveness, group planning, judgment, initiative, knowledge and physical fitness as well as mental & psychological robustness of a candidate which include psychological tests, group tests and an interview. These are conducted over a period of five days in two stages. Only the candidates who qualify first stage tests are administered for second stage.

Army Medical Service: Army constitutes 'Fighting Forces' and 'Support Services'. Army Medical Corps, Nursing Officers, Dental Offices and Remount Veterinary Corps are essential parts of support services. Personnel of all three branches of armed forces as well as their family members. They manage Army hospitals and clinics.

Nursing Officers: Nursing Staff takes care of patient and helps in management of a hospital or clinic.

Dental Officers: These doctors work in Army dental hospitals and clinics to look after the dental health of defense personnel.

Remount Veterinary Corps: Caring and related maintenance of animals like horses, mules and dogs is to be done by the officers of RVC.

Army trains its own doctors, nursing officers, dental officers, veterinary doctors and other paramedical staff at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Every year 105 boys and 25 girls (total seats 130 -- 10 seats for ST/SC) are selected to serve the armed forces as doctor after their training. Only unmarried candidates should be medically fit as per laid down standards.

Candidate should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination conducted by any recognized Board or University as a regular student in first attempt with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects securing not less than 60% of aggregate marks. Aspirant should secure 50% marks in each science subject and not less than 45% marks in English.

Test paper consists Physics (50 marks), Chemistry (50 marks), Biology (50 marks) as well as Intelligence, Logic and Reasoning (25 Marks) and English language & comprehension (25 Marks). After passing the written test, interview is held.

Admission to B.Sc. (Nursing) course of four years duration is conducted at college of Nursing, AFMC, Pune-30.

Candidate should have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination conducted by any recognized Board or University as a regular student with Physics, Chemistry and Biology not less than 40% aggregate marks. Only unmarried candidates should be medically fit as per laid down standards.

A written objective type examination is held at 17 center all over India. Required number of candidates from the merit list called for interview at selected centers in the month of April/May. Qualified candidates in the interview have to take the medical examination. A final merit list is drawn on the basis of marks obtained both in written test and interview.

Dental Surgeons are inducted in the Army Medical Corps and are granted direct Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission.

In RVC, doctors are inducted from the candidates who have completed their Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V. Sc.) Course.

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